Ricks Blog Page
Hello! - welcome to my blog....I am very lucky to have a job I love,
meeting new people every day, and traveling around the country
with my trusty camera (well actually more than just a camera!)
and here are some of my stories and the shoots I have done......
Synergy Car Leasing shoots – Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries
A series of my commissioned photo shoots with the UK’s Fastest Growing Leasing Broker, Synergy Car Leasing, in aid of the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries campaign. Throughout the campaign Synergy has collected over 200 unused or unwanted bikes, enabling children and their families, who would otherwise not have access to bike, to borrow and ride for free.
Can I introduce Daisy our new addition to our photography business. She is a 1979 vintage caravan decked out in 'Cath Kidston' style furnishings and jammed full of vintage decorations and props. And of course lets not forget her retro state of the art photo booth and onboard printer!
She's a local lass, originating in Grimsby from the Cotswold Coachcraft Caravan factory.
I saw her for sale online and thought it would be fun to have her alongside my existing photography business, bringing fun and joy to weddings, celebrations and corporate events.
Available to hire and she is already proving very popular with bookings coming in thick and fast!
In the short time we have had her we have already had the pleasure of bringing her along to weddings and a great corporate weekend at the Emmerdale village for ITV and McCain.
Am also getting interest in her for corporate promotion work and film and tv work too.
Here is the website : www.daisyvintagecaravan.com
A recent shoot for Vickie at North PR, of Richard Clark, founder of the Drynks Company. The North West company is the UK’s only "state-of-the-art dealcoholisation technology” company which gently removes alcohol from full strength alcohol, while retaining the character and flavour of the original liquid. Shot in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter.
Here is a recent shoot I shot after being commissioned by Chinese Bus and Coach manufacturer Yutong and their UK distributors Pelican. Yutong are a giant in the industry and are increasing their market in electric buses in the UK. They wanted a comprehensive shoot to illustrate one of their hi-tech buses, and here are some of the images.
My client Ongo approached me to create a short film for them to tell the story of the Westcliff estate in Scunthorpe - right from its creation in the 1960's through till today. Ongo along with the local authority have created The Arc - a community hub on Westcliff.
We came up with idea of having a a narrator on screen throughout the film often walking to camera telling the story of the area. Mollie, a drama student who was brought up on Westcliff took up the challenge and did a brilliant job in her first on screen role.
I filmed and directed over three days, creating the film using my Nikon D810 as main camera, and D4 as second camera, and a lot of the footage was filmed using a 'Steadicam' type rig for the walking shots to give that smooth finish.
Editing took several days using the footage and some archive material provided by residents in the area, and then graphics and music added to creeate the final film.
Here it is :